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Assistant/Associate Director of Research, Reporting and Analysis

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 19, 2022

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Office of College Advancement


Job Summary:

The Assistant /Associate Director of Research, Reporting and Analysis in the Marist Advancement Office plays an important role in the Advancement team's overall fundraising efforts.  Reporting to the Director of Development Research, the Assistant/Associate Director of Research, Reporting and Analysis plays a key role in advancing Marist's prospect research efforts and assists in Advancement's effective utilization of database systems to enhance and inform the overall fundraising effort.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree along with at least 2 of relevant experience is required
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to analyze data, solve problems and handle multiple projects at the same time.


Essential Functions:

This data-centric position:

  • Provides research data to the Director of Development Research to be used in written reports regarding prospects, prospect leads and donors
  • Works in close collaboration with the Director of Advancement Services to create and maintain an efficient and accurate reporting environment and promote the effective use of the College's Advancement administrative database (Banner), as well as provide support for third-party systems
  • Generates key performance metrics and analysis of institutional data to identify philanthropic patterns and giving trend analysis
  • Generates lists and reports as needed for the Director of Development Research, front line fundraisers, and advancement office staff in all facets of their work


Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of MS Office; intermediate Excel and Word
  • Experience with Ellucian's Banner Advancement administrative system or other similar systems.
  • Experience with Evisions Argos report writer or other report writing software
  • Knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • Experience with Anthology (formerly iModules)
  • Work experience in a higher education setting is also preferred


Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.


To Apply:


About the Department and School:

As Marist has grown, so have its development efforts. In its last comprehensive campaign, the College raised nearly$160 million on an ambitious goal of $150 million.  14,388 donors contributed to the Campaign for Marist, including 21 gifts of $1 million or more. Significant support was secured for major capital initiatives, the faculty, and the establishment of more than 40 new endowed scholarships.


The College's alumni, now more than 47,000 strong, are highly engaged and supportive of the College. Additionally, Marist has an impressive record of development success with prominent philanthropists throughout the Hudson River Valley. The institution also benefits greatly from an expanding cadre of highly supportive and dedicated parents.


The Advancement team consists of 23 individuals working in three departments including development, alumni relations and advancement services.


About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. Marist's study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist's academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library's digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.


About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley.  Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service.  For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.


Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.


Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


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